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Production Helper Lathrop AB


Lathrop, CA, US, 95330-9777

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Production Helper is primarily responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment throughout the production/ materials plant areas at all times. This individual assists production operators with cleaning and preparing equipment to be repaired, and clearing stairs and walkways from debris. A successful incumbent will learn about plant activities and purposes in order to advance to an operator position.

Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for cleaning up any spilled product throughout the plant; uses a broom to sweep product from stairs, loading areas, and under plant equipment; moves large spills to designated bins or hoppers using front-end loader. 
  • Clears debris from dryer feed chutes by lifting and using downward force on a metal rod or scraper as needed.
  • Empties and cleans hoppers daily and as needed. 
  • Responsible for assigned cleanup projects when equipment is down including, but not limited to scrubbers, sprayers, etc. 
  • Prepares equipment to be repaired by loosening dried product with a sledgehammer and cleaning area; advises operators on out of specification equipment found. 
  • Assists operators with lock out/tag out procedures, makes list of all tools needed for maintenance jobs, and advises supervisors of any special procedures such as confined space entry necessary for repairs. 
  • Performs preventative inspections of forklifts and front-end loaders to include, but not limited to visual checks, checking and adjusting fluid levels, and ensuring that all safety items (seat belt, horn, lights) are working properly; reports defects to Production Supervisor. 
  • Responsible for miscellaneous assignments to include, but not limited to shoveling in assigned areas, patching minor holes in equipment, assisting with spotting and/or unloading railcars as needed.
  • Maintains a safe working environment by complying with all rules and regulations, and continuously practices safety while performing duties. 
  • Required to operate a front-end loader, fork-lift, and/or other motorized equipment.

 Disclaimer - The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Typical Education

High school diploma or GED; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Relevant Experience
  • Experience and/or training in a manufacturing or chemical plant a plus.
  • Knowledge of the tools and operating equipment used in plant; mechanical aptitude; ability to use tools including, but not limited to jack hammer, various hand tools, shovel, sledge hammer, etc.
  • Basic reading, writing, and mathematical skills required.
  • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to understand verbal and written instructions.
  • Must be able to receive and maintain Hazmat certification.
  • Must be organized and able to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Must be a team player; demonstrates a strong work ethic and punctuality. 
  • Must have the ability to approach others in a tactful manner, and be accurate and thorough.
  • May be required to work overtime, 12-hour shifts, rotating weekends, holidays, and / or varying shifts. 
Other Information

This job requires the ability to work rotating shifts in excess of eight hours per day to include weekends and off-duty hours to reach operational goals and compliance requirements in a plant that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week. This individual must have the ability to operate a forklift, front-end loader, and other motorized vehicles as needed. The Production Helper will climb stairs, climb ladders, bend, stoop, reach, lift, grip, push, pull, move and/or carry equipment that may be in excess of 50 pounds. This job requires the ability to sit for long periods of time while operating fork lifts, front-end loaders, etc; required to shovel, lift overhead materials in excess of 50 pounds and use repetitive motions frequently. In order to perform the duties of this job, the incumbent may be required to walk in excess of 500 yards to reach equipment/areas across the facility.

Job Requisition ID: 1028

Travel Required: None

Location(s): AB Plant - Lathrop 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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